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Spring Cleaning

Swap out your moisturizer for something lighter.

This is key. Use a hyaluronic acid- or water-based formula when the weather warms up. In the spring and summer, our skin tends to hold onto more water, so you won’t need quite as much heavy moisture.

Glycolix Ultra Lite Moisturizer $36, 1.6 oz

Protect your skin - even more.

Sun damage (specifically UVA rays) is prevalent ALL year, even in the dead of winter. Spring and summer means MORE sunlight. While using a moisturizer with an SPF of 30 in the winter is fine, opt-in for a stronger sunscreen of at least 40 or higher. That means foundations with a 20 SPF just won’t cut it, especially when worn out in direct sun.

MD Solar Science Tinted BB Cream SPF 50 $39, 1.23 fl oz

Exfoliate regularly.

During the winter months, our skin becomes drier and we may feel the need to exfoliate our skin more often. However, during spring and summer, regular sloughing of dead skin cells is just as important. As we sweat and our skin becomes oilier during this time, dead skin cells cling to our skin like glue, causing unwanted breakouts, bumps, and irritation. Slough off dead skin cells and unclog pores with a gentle exfoliating cleanser or nighttime moisturizer rather than an aggressive scrub.

Last but not least, spring clean! Toss out any and all products over six months old. Old products can harbor up bacteria, leading to clogged pores and dull skin. Dirty makeup brushes can also store unwanted germs and viruses. Somethings that are so simple can have a HUGE impact on overall skin health!